#62: 80L Aquatic Garden

Detlef Hupfeld Koenigswinter, Germany

Awards and Comments

Best of ShowFirst PlacePopular Choice
Great implementation of amano style! I marked this one low in original expression and inovation.
— Jeff Kropp
You must be Amano or belong to his family. I am very impressed with this mini aquascape.
— Wim van Drongelen
This is a really lovely tank obviously beautifully maintained and in peak health. The aquarist has also been able to capture the tank at just the right moment after the plants are well grown but before they have reached the over-grown stage. Well done!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 70 × 30 × 38 cm
Volume 80L
Background different blue colors airbrushed to back and sidewalls
Lighting 4x18 watts, flourescent, 10 h
Filtration Eheim 2224 canister with foam cubes (ADA)
and ceramic rings (Siporax),
Eheim 2011 canister with carbon (by pass)
Plants Micranthemum umbrosum 1,
Ludwigia arcuata 2,
Eusteralis stellata 3,
Micranthemum micranthemoides 4,
Rotala rotundifolia 5,
Glossostigma elatinoides 6,
Riccia fluitans 7,
Vesicularia dubyana 8
Animals 13 Paracheirodon axelrodi,
5 Megalamphodus megalopterus,
8 Megalamphodus sweglesi,
Amano and bee shrimps
Materials driftwood, small lava rocks,
substrate: ADA aqua soil amazonia
Additional Information set-up date 29/12/2000, photos taken 8-9/2001,
CO2 injection (20-30mg/L),
fertilization: KNO3 and traces daily (ADA step1
plus small amounts of Kremser's Ferrdrakon),
chelated iron (ADA) every 3 days after 10% water
replacement, PO4 once in between,
ADA bottom sticks every 3 months.
This tank was very much inspired by Amano's wonderful artworks.

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